I have a Dell Opiplex 755 straight off the shelf that has come preloaded with Windows XP. I am trying to install Windows 2000 over top of it by just booting from the disk. The computer will go into the Win2k and start the initial process of loading the OS. However, as soon as it states "Starting Windows 2000" it gives me the blue screen with STOP: 0x7b...Inaccessible boot device. I don't understand why it won't let me boot from the disk. I have done installs like this plenty of times. Thank you all for your help.
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I am trying to install Windows 2000 over top of it by just booting from the disk.
did you delete the partition and create a new one then format the drive first ,
? why are you downgrading your OS to 2000, xp is just 2000 made better!
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I have used a Win98 boot disk to do this, just start the machine with the boot floppy disk and once it loads you can delete the partition. Then create a new partition and format it, that's I did on one of my machines and loaded Win 2K pro.
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